PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island energy costs were said to be the 22nd highest in the nation and the lowest in New England, according to WalletHub Wednesday.
The report considered the average monthly electricity, natural gas, motor fuel and home heating oil costs in the state.
Rhode Island energy costs were said to be $306 per month.
The Ocean State’s relatively good ranking was due in large measure due to having the second-to-lowest average motor fuel cost in the nation, itself influenced by being the smallest state in the nation.
Rhode Island average monthly energy costs in the report:
- Electricity: $112, 39th highest in the United States
- Natural Gas: $52, seventh highest in the nation
- Motor fuel: $100, second lowest in the country to only Washington, D.C.
- Home heating-oil: $41, sixth highest in the nation
Total New England energy costs:
- Connecticut had the highest costs of all states in the report at $373 per month
- Massachusetts had the fifth-highest energy costs in the nation at $336 per month
- Maine had the eighth-highest costs at $332
- New Hampshire ranked No. 10 for highest costs in the U.S. at $329 per month
- Vermont ranked No. 19 in the nation at $311 per month
- Rhode Island ranked No. 22 in the U.S. at $306 per month